Wellington: A brilliant spell from Kyle Jamieson had West Indies on the brink of following on at stumps on day two, trailing by 336 runs with just two wickets left.
West Indies were 124/8 at stumps on day two as New Zealand gained an upper hand in the Wellington Test. After bowling out New Zealand for 460, Windies found themselves in early trouble as Tim Southee sent back Kraigg Brathwaite for a duck in the third over.
John Campbell and Darren Bravo appeared edgy as the New Zealand new ball bowlers tested both sides of the bat. Just as it seemed Bravo was settling in for the long haul, having faced nearly 30 balls for his seven, he gifted a return catch to Southee and departed.
Disaster struck in Kyle Jamieson's first over, the best one of the day, as he created chances off the first two balls before getting rid of Campbell off the third. Jamieson's fuller length caused more issues as Roston Chase played all around an inswinger to be cleaned up next ball.
On a hat-trick, Jamieson bowled another sharp inswinger that hit Jermaine Blackwood on the pads. New Zealand reviewed the on-field decision against them, but the ball was going down leg and the hat-trick was averted.
Blackwood and Shamarh Brooks carried them to tea, but the script was pretty much written by then with the visitors at 42/4. Like at Seddon Park, in the face of adversity, Blackwood opened up to play a few strokes after the break. (UNI)